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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TUNNEY’S PASTURE CAMPUS

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The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee identified buildings as one of four priority classes of infrastructure for consideration using the First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment to gauge vulnerability and adaptability of infrastructure to climate change. Three buildings – one low-rise and two high-rise – at Tunney’s Pasture Campus in Ottawa were assessed in this case study. The Sustainable Development Group of HOK Architects of Ottawa conducted the case study. Consultant: MPHM Project Managers Inc. Attachments government_of_canada_buildings_pwgsc_ottawa_ontario_final_report (5 MB)government_of_canada_building_pwgsc_summary (274 kB)

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VANCOUVER SEWERAGE AREA (VSA) VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

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Metro Vancouver and PIEVC cooperated in the jointly-funded Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) vulnerability assessment. The vulnerability assessment included all Metro Vancouver infrastructure and operations within the VSA. The catchment encompassed the City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, UBC Endowment Lands, part of the City of Burnaby and part of the City of Richmond. The VSA is approximately 13,000 hectares. Attachments Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) Vulnerability Assessment – Presentation (3 MB)Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) Vulnerability Assessment – Executive … Read more

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CITY OF SUDBURY ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSEMENT

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This project was undertaken with support from the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan and Engineers Canada). To meet the climate change challenge, Engineers Canada and its partners have established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) involving all three levels of government and nongovernmental organizations. The City of Greater Sudbury was selected as a case study in the roads and associated structures category. Dennis Consultants and Hydro-Com Technologies, divisions of R.V. Anderson Associates, conducted the … Read more

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WATER RESOURCES PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR PLACENTIA, NEWFOUNDLAND

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The Town of Placentia, Newfoundland, was chosen as the focus for one of the two water – resources case studies. This case study centers on four pieces of infrastructure in the Town of Placentia, located on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula and on the east coast of Placentia Bay. The community encompasses Dunville, which forms the northwestern section of the town and is connected to downtown by a lift bridge. The Placentia area is subject to frequent storms, which have caused serious … Read more

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GOVERNMENT OF NORTHWEST TERRITORIES THERMOSYPHON FOUNDATIONS IN WARM PERMAFROST

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Passive cooling by means of pressured heat exchange pipes was developed in Alaska by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1965 to preserve foundations in ‘warm’ permafrost. It has been widely applied in Alaska, northern Canada and Russia to preserve and cool permafrost. The original simple 20mm vertical pipe with a radiator in the air has evolved into other designs that include: thermopiles, sloped pipe thermosyphons and flat loop evaporator pipe (flat loop) thermosyphons. The flat loop thermosyphon was … Read more

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CITY OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT – PHASE II PILOT STUDY

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Genivar and TetrES Consultants Inc. conducted a Water Resources Infrastructure Assessment Pilot Study to assess potential vulnerabilities within Portage la Prairie’s critical water infrastructure in response to climate change. Portage la Prairie’s critical water infrastructure was considered to include the city’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant as well as its water supply intake and distribution facilities. Attachments City of Portage la Prairie_Final Report (6 MB)City of Portage la Prairie_Summary (254 kB)Overview of Findings and Recommendations (4 MB)City of Portage la Prairie_CEO … Read more